Missing a tooth?
Tooth loss is a pretty common problem that lots of people face for different reasons. It can be from tooth decay, a random sporting accident, a case of severe gum disease or a potentially failed root canal procedure. If left untreated, a gap in your smile does not only look unattractive, it can lead to oral health problems. The teeth adjacent to the ‘gap’ will often shift or tilt into the vacant gap space, which in turn leads to instability in your other neighbouring teeth and then your bite will start to misalign leading to difficulty eating like normal. To compound the problem, over time, the bone where the root of the missing tooth used to be, starts to shrink away making the gap worse or require a tooth removal. So the loss of just a single tooth may seem like a small thing, but it can have dramatic effect on your oral health and which can thankfully be fixed with a simple single tooth implants procedure.
What are tooth implants?
A tooth implant is a fixed dental solution designed to replace one or more missing or decaying teeth. There are three parts to single dental implant:
- the fixture, a tiny titanium screw; this is surgically inserted into your jawbone. This becomes the “tooth root” that holds everything in place.
- the abutment, the middle part that connects the fixture to your new crown.
- the crown, the top part that looks like a tooth, designed to match your existing and surrounding teeth.
Implants are considered the gold standard solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.
What is a multiple teeth implant bridge?
A multiple teeth implant bridge is a fixed dental solution designed to replace multiple missing or decaying teeth.
A multiple teeth implant bridge or prosthesis is similarly made up of the fixture, the abutment and the crown. An implant bridge is an ideal solution if you’ve lost or are losing two or more of your natural teeth.
Tooth implants look, feel and function very similar to natural teeth. They mimic the contours, shape and form of natural teeth and are fixed in your mouth. This means that you cannot remove an implant once fitted.
Tooth implants are a preferred long-term treatment option to replace a tooth over other alternatives like traditional, removable dentures or tooth-supported bridges. With the aim to deliver high quality, natural tooth aesthetics to our Aria Dental patients, the single tooth implant solution offers the most natural-looking, feeling and functioning result.